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State distributes over 650 blankets to Costa Maya residents due to cold weather

Costa Maya, Q.R. — State agencies continue to hand out blankets to those in need in various areas of Costa Maya. Agents from the State Civil Protection Coordination (PC) continue with the delivery of blankets due to the cool nighttime temperatures.

The General Director of Estatal de Protección Civil (PC), Guillermo Núñez Leal, in coordination with the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, delivered blankets to its most vulnerable residents over the past few days.

Guillermo Núñez said that more than 650 blankets have been delivered as part of the Civil Protection program for the 2022-2023 Winter Season. So far this year, they have helped residents in the communities of Chan Santa Cruz, Mixtequilla, Chanca Derrepente, Kopchen, San Andrés, Noh-Cah, X-Conha and X-Hazil Sur.

“We are touring the municipalities where the temperatures are quite low to deliver blankets and thus support the most vulnerable population. The low temperatures are going to continue and the recommendation is that they stay warm to avoid illnesses,” he said.

Last week, a mass of arctic air that arrived from the northeast U.S. saw local temperatures drop to the mid-teens. The weather system caused a historic rainfall of 213 mms in 24 hours for the island of Cozumel. Temperatures of 17C were recorded along the coast, while temperatures of 13C were reported in several more in-land Costa Maya regions.